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Augmentation from 8 to 10 Bells

After the restoration, the ringers and other members of the congregation felt that an effort should be made to raise the money towards the casting of two new treble bells to augment the ring to 10 bells. The P.C.C. were approached and agreed to the scheme. They loaned the ringers 1,650 which was to be repaid over a four-year period. This enabled an order to be placed with J. Taylor of Loughborough for the two bells.  In the event, the ringers raised the money and repaid the loan in just two years, and on Easter Day, April 19th 1981 the new bells were dedicated during the morning service.

 

DETAILS OF THE BELLS

Bell

Inscription

Diameter

 

Weights before tuning

 cwt  qrs  lbs

Weights after tuningc

wt  qrs  lbs

Treble

FOR ALL THE SAINTS

C.W. IZZARD. TOWER CAPTAIN

TAYLORS LOUGHBOROUGH 1980

26"

4  2  18

 

2nd

THIS BELL AND TREBLE CAST TO MARK THE COMPLETION OF

RESTORATION 1977-80

K.C. HABERMEHL. VICAR.

TAYLORS LOUGHBOROUGH 1980

271/2"

5  0  26

 

3rd

M & S LONDON 1946

E.P.INSKIP LEADER

1946

29"

5  1  20

5  1  14

4th

T.H.W. BARKER, VICAR

1946

30"

5  3  26

5  3  24

5th

MAKE A JOYFYUL NOISE UNTO

THE LORD. J. TAYLOR AND CO.

LOUGHBOROUGH, FOUNDERS

THE GIFT OF WALTER HARTER THE BURY EASTER 1893

31"  

6  1  14

6   1  6

6th

PRAISE THE LORD 1617

RECAST BY WALTER HARTER THE BURY

EASTER 1893

J. TAYLOR AND CO. LOUGHBOROUGH,

FOUNDERS

34"

7  3  12

7  2  8

7th

IHZ. NAZERENVS:REX:IVDEORM

FILI:DEI:MISERERE.MEI:1633

36 "

9  2  2

9  2  4

8th

RYCHARD MUMFORD:GEORGE

WHEELER CHURCH WARDENS: 1619

RECAST BY WALTER HARTER

THE BURY EASTER 1893

J TAYLOR AND CO.  FOUNDERS,

LOUGHBOROUGH

39"

11  2  24

11  2  14

9th

DEO ET ECCLESIAE

THE ORIGINAL FIVE BELLS

RETUNED AND THREE RECAST AND A NEW TREBLE ADDED BY WALTER HARTER THE BURY EASTER 1893

H. BAUGH M.A. VICAR

G.J. COCKING CHURCHWARDEN.

AX:ANA: NATA: SALVET: NOS: VIRGO:  BEATA

 J. TAYLOR AND CO.  FOUNDERS,

LOUGHBOROUGH

43"

14  2  22

14  2  16

Tenor

HUGH WATTS MADE MEE 1603

471/2"

17  1  16

17  2   4

 

The increases in the weights of the seventh and tenor are due to the epoxy resin pads which have been added to these bells.

Reproduced from All Saints' Parish Church Kempston: A History C.R.Parrott 1979